The staff and guests at Howard Johnson Dubai, came together to celebrate the traditional ‘Cake Mixing Ceremony’ that is a warm up for the coming festive holiday season. The event was a fun filled affair where guests of the hotel and staff joined together in the spirit of camaraderie and bonded over the joy and merriment of the ceremony.
This is a ritual that follows a definite process of putting the elaborate ingredients together, and then waiting till the mixture is ready for baking and distributing to friends, family and relatives. The ingredients of the festive fruit cake are mixed with wine and liquor in advance so that the ingredients can develop aroma and taste. Originally a family affair, it is for many years celebrated within organisations to spread camaraderie and goodwill.
The History of the Cake Mixing Ceremony
A harbinger of good tidings and happiness, this tradition dates back to 17th century Europe, when it marked the arrival of the harvest season. Today, this age old tradition of is seen more of an occasion for social gathering and pre-celebration to Christmas which starts a few months before Christmas and the winter festivities. What started as a warmth and bonding exercise, now symbolises festive joy and merriment.
This tradition has become a celebratory event across the globe and is an event unto itself that brings people together in a fun and frolic atmosphere to participate in and enjoy.
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